Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy

Affordable & Clean Energy


Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Working towards this goal is especially important as it interlinks with other Sustainable Development Goals. Focusing on universal access to energy, increased energy efficiency and the increased use of renewable energy through new economic and job opportunities is crucial to creating more sustainable and inclusive communities and resilience to environmental issues like climate change.

At the current time, there are approximately 3 billion people who lack access to clean-cooking solutions and are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution. Additionally, slightly less than 1 billion people are functioning without electricity and 50% of them are found in Sub-Saharan Africa alone. Fortunately, progress has been made in the past decade regarding the use of renewable electricity from water, solar and wind power and the ratio of energy used per unit of GDP is also declining.

However, the challenge is far from being solved and there needs to be more access to clean fuel and technology and more progress needs to be made regarding integrating renewable energy into end-use applications in buildings, transport and industry. Public and private investments in energy also need to be increased and there needs to be more focus on regulatory frameworks and innovative business models to transform the world’s energy systems.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women

ARROW 1993 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E

Asociación Andina de Empresas e Instituciones de Servicio de Agua Potable y Saneamiento

ANDESAPA 1986 Quito Ecuador D

Asociación de Combustibles Eficientes de Latinoamérica

ACELA 2015 Mexico City Mexico J

Asociación Iberoamericana de Entidades Reguladoras de la Energia

ARIAE 2000 Madrid Spain D

Associação Lusófona de Energias Renovaveis

ALER 2014 Lisbon Portugal G

Association des Echanges Méditerranéens pour l'eau, la forêt, l'énergie, et le développement durable des territoires

AEM 2000 Paris France D

Association for Better Land Husbandry

ABLH 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst

AECC 1985 Brussels Belgium D

Association for Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education

AMPERE Europe 1993 Cartagena Spain E

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G Humanitarian Organizations

Association ibéro-américaine des technologies de l'eau et de l'irrigation

2008 D

Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management

ACR+ 1994 Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

Association of Energy Engineers

AEE 1977 Atlanta GA USA N e Corporations, Companies

Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

AERE 1979 Washington DC USA G

Association of European Energy Exchanges

EUROPEX Brussels Belgium D

Association of European-level Research Infrastructure Facilities

ERF-AISBL Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

Association of Geoscientists for International Development

AGID 1974 Nottingham UK C

Association of Issuing Bodies

AIB 2002 Gerrard's Cross UK F

Association of Power Exchanges

APEx 1996 Audubon PA USA D

Association of Power Utilities in Africa

APUA 1970 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire D y International Federations

Association of River Water Companies

RIWA 1950 Nieuwegein Netherlands F

Association of the Mediterranean Regulators for Electricity and Gas

MEDREG 2006 Milan Italy E IGOs

Association pour la Recherche et la Promotion de l'Energie Durable en Afrique Centrale

ARPEDAC 2009 Yaoundé Cameroon J

Australasian - Iron and Steel - Slag Association

ASA 1990 Wollongong Australia N

Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

AARES 1957 Mitcham Australia N

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin Australia G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Balkan Environmental Association

BENA 1998 Thessaloniki Greece D

Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission

HELCOM 1974 Helsinki Finland E gy International Federations, IGOs

Baltic Sea Region Energy Cooperation

BASREC 1999 Riga Latvia F g IGOs

Basel Action Network

BAN 1997 Seattle WA USA F

Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy

BASE 2001 Basel Switzerland G

Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

1999 T g Treaties, IGOs

Benelux Association for Energy Economics

BAEE 1984 Amsterdam Netherlands E v

Bio-based Industries Consortium

BIC 2012 Brussels Belgium D

Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure

BBMRI-ERIC Graz Austria E g IGOs

Bioenergy Institute

ITEBE 1997 Lons-le-Saunier France G j Institutes

BioMarine International Clusters Association

BICA Monaco Monaco J

Bioresources Development and Conservation Programme

BDCP Washington DC USA G

BioTrade Initiative

1996 Geneva Switzerland E

Black Sea Energy Research Centre

BSERC 2007 Sofia Bulgaria D

Blacksmith Institute

1999 New York NY USA G j Institutes

Blue Planet Foundation

Honolulu HI USA G f Foundations

blueEnergy

Bluefields Nicaragua N

Bolivia Inti - Sud Soleil

Nantes France G

Books2Africa

2012 Canterbury UK G

BuildingSMART International

1994 Kettering UK F

Bureau of International Recycling

BIR 1948 Brussels Belgium C

C40

2005 London UK F

Canadian Arctic Resources Committee

CARC 1971 Ottawa ON Canada N

CANEUS

2002 Montréal QC Canada J

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